Be ready for adventure with help from the new generation 2022 V-STROM 1050XT. Adding to the V-STROM legend, the 1050XT is poised to help you escape everyday concerns and explore to your heart’s content. The V-STROM’s sleek, distinctive look with effective mechanical and electronic features delivers a smooth, comfortable, and worry-free ride. Limitless potential is engineered in so you can continue your adventure without pause.
Distinctive styling incorporates elements from Suzuki’s legendary DR-Z Dakar racer and the large DualSport DR-Big. The characteristic beak design first adopted by Suzuki stays true to its heritage while being more aggressive and bolder at the nose of the V-STROM 1050XT.
The V-STROM’s 1037cc, 90-degree V-twin engine produces more peak power than ever before while maintaining its strong pull off the bottom and superb fuel economy while complying with emissions standards worldwide. High-lift camshafts and big-bore pistons are fed by a pair of large, 49mm Ride-by-Wire electronic throttle bodies that deliver smooth, light throttle action and precise speed control while using the standard cruise control system.
The Traction Control System* provides the rider four modes of wheel spin sensitivity and is joined by the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) that lets the rider select from three different engine power delivery characteristics. Regardless of weather conditions, the Suzuki Easy Start System fires the V-STROM’s engine up with just a momentary press of the starter button. Suzuki’s Low RPM Assist system makes low speed riding a smooth affair while helping V-STROM riders avoid stalling the engine when pulling away from a stop or maneuvering through heavy traffic.
The Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) brings an extraordinary suite of rider aides to the V-STROM 1050XT. This includes a unique version of the Motion Track Anti-lock** and Combination Brake System that matches braking to the available traction through the input of a six-direction IMU and the level of ABS sensitivity the rider has selected. The Slope Dependent and Load Dependent Control systems optimize brake operation when riding downhill or with a passenger or cargo. When stopping upward on a hill, the Hill Hold Control System provides rider confidence by applying the rear brake for about 30 seconds to prevent the motorcycle from rolling backwards. Each element of S.I.R.S. provides riders stress-free use and convenience during long-distance adventures, commuting, or pleasure riding.
The V-STROM’s durable, twin-spar aluminum frame balances weight and rigidity for optimal handling on all types of roads. The cast aluminum swingarm is controlled by a single rear shock with remote, hydraulic spring preload adjustment so adjusting for cargo or a passenger takes just seconds. Up front, the inverted KYB fork has spring preload adjustment plus both compression and rebound damping force adjustment for easy tuning. In popular 19- and 17-inch sizes, Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tires are fitted to the tubeless, spoke-style wheels.
Like every V-Strom before it, the style, performance, and value of the 2022 V-STROM 1050XT will be instantly recognized by experienced and enthusiastic riders. No other adventure bike can deliver the combination of features with the promise of trouble-free travel like the V-STROM 1050XT.
*The Traction Control System is not a substitute for the rider’s throttle control. It cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when the rider enters a turn and/or applies the brakes. Traction control cannot prevent the front wheel from losing grip.
**Depending on road surface conditions, such as wet, loose, or uneven roads, braking distance for an ABS-equipped vehicle may be longer than for a vehicle not equipped with ABS. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please drive carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.